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Crochet Scottish Hap – A Free Crochet Pattern

A Scottish hap is a thick shawl (sometimes used as a blanket!).  It is constructed as a square and folded over on the diagonal to create a triangular shawl or wrap.There is a bit of Scottish in my blood.  It comes from my mothers side.  I have the reddish tint to my brown hair and vibrant freckles.  Growing up I was a competitive Highland Dancer – my family and I would travel to competitions across the Maritime provinces.  I played the snare drum in our local bag pipe band.  I learned occasional words of Gaelic and even as a teenager took up a bit of Scottish Country Dancing.

There is a bit of Scottish in my blood 🙂

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When I came across the Scottish Hap online I fell in love.  There are lots of great blogs on them, and many more knitting patterns.  However I failed to find any crochet designs (If you know of some, please share!).

A traditional Scottish (Full) Hap is constructed as a square.  They were often used as a heavier weigh shawl, and at other times as a lapghan or baby blanket.  As a shawl what makes it unique is it’s square construction.

The center/body of the hap is usually a solid fabric, square in shape.  Then around that square it what I refer to as an extended simple lace edging.  They would be traditionally worked in wool, then stretched over a frame in order to block and stretch it.

These days haps come in a variety of colour, fibre and even shape.

The one that you will find below is worked as a square – the centre portion in rows using the moss stitch, while the outer wide edging is worked in rounds giving it a simple lace look.

I’ve selected Lion Brand’s Touch of Alpaca worsted weight yarn (You will need 5 Balls) because of the softness of it and its drape. For more information about this great yarn, see: Lion Brand Yarn. You will also need a 5mm crochet hook.

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Happy Crocheting,

Sarah

Pattern:

Skill Level: Intermediate

Gauge: 18 sts x 15 rows = 4 inches

Finished Size: Approximately 42 x 42 inches

Yarn: Touch of Alpaca by Lion Brand™ (90% Acrylic/ 10% Alpaca; 200g / 7 oz, 380 meters / 415 yards; weight: 4 – Medium Weight); Three Balls of Colour A: Dusty Blue; Two Balls of Colour B: Fisherman.

Hook: 5 mm (US H/8)

Notions: Yarn Needle

Stitches and Abbreviations:
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
Dtr – Double Treble Crochet
Hdc – Half double crochet
Hdc3tog – Half double crochet three together
Rpt – Repeat
Sc – Single Crochet
Sc3tog – Single crochet three together
Sk – Skip
Sl st – Slip Stitch
Sp – Space
Sps – Spaces
Tr – Triple Crochet
Yo – Yarn Over

Pattern Notes:
– Pattern is written in American English terms.
– Ch 1 at beginning does not count as st.
– The first part of the pattern (center square) is worked in rows. Outer extended edging is worked in rounds.
– Do not turn at the end of each round unless stated otherwise.
– Weave in ends as needed

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Pattern:

Center Square:
With colour A, ch 99.
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each across. Turn. (98 sts)
Row 2: Ch 2, sk first st, sc in next st, * ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st; Rpt from * across to last st. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, sk first st, * sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st; Rpt from * across to last ch-2 sp, sc in last ch-2 sp. Turn.

Repeat row 3 until square measures approximately 30 x 30 inches. Fasten off, weave in ends.

The rest of the pattern will be worked in rounds. Do not turn unless stated otherwise.

Edging:
With colour A and RS facing, join yarn with a sl st in top right-hand corner.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in the same st as joining, * hdc in the next st, dc in the next st, tr in the next st, dtr in the next st, tr in the next st, dc in the next st, hdc in the next st, sc in the next st; Rpt from * to end ending with hdc, work 3 sc in corner st, continue rpt from * across next side. Rpt from * for last two sides of square, work only two sc in last corner and join with a sl st in first sc. Do not turn. (396 stitches around).

Rnd 2: Ch 1, ** sc in each of the first 4 sts, * 3 sc in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in the next 2 sts; Rpt from * 11 more times, sc in the next 2 sts, 3 sc in the next (corner) st; Rpt from ** around the next three sides, join with a sl st in the first st. Change to colour B. Fasten off colour A.

Rnd 3: With colour B, ch 1, sc in each of the first 6 sts, [*3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in the next 2 sts; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 6 sts, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 6 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, join with a sl st in the first st.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, Hdc in the same st as joining, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 2 times, [ch 1, sk next st, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st, hdc3tog over the next 3 sts, hdc in the next st, ch 1, sk next st; rpt from * 10 times, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 4 times, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, hdc in next st], (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 3 times; Rpt steps in [ ] along other three sides, ch 1, sk next st, join with a sl st in first st.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 7 hdc and ch-1 sps, [*3 sc in the next ch-2 sp, sc in each of the next hdc and ch-1 sp, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in each of the next ch-1 sp and hdc; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 10 hdc and ch-1 sps, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 10 hdc and ch-1 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, sc in each of the next 3 sts, join with a sl st in the first st. Switch to colour A. Fasten off colour B.

Rnd 6: With colour A, ch 1, sc in each of the first 8 sts, [*3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in the next 2 sts; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 12 sts, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 12 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, sc in each of the next 4 sts, join with a sl st in the first st.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, Hdc in the same st as joining, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 3 times, [ch 1, sk next st, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st, hdc3tog over the next 3 sts, hdc in the next st, ch 1, sk next st; rpt from * 10 times, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 7 times, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, hdc in next st], (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 6 times; Rpt steps in [ ] along other three sides, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 2 times, ch 1, sk next st, join with a sl st in first st.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 9 hdc and ch-1 sps, [*3 sc in the next ch-2 sp, sc in each of the next hdc and ch-1 sp, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in each of the next ch-1 sp and hdc; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 16 hdc and ch-1 sps, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 16 hdc and ch-1 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, sc in each of the next 7 sts, join with a sl st in the first st. Switch to colour B. Fasten off colour A.

Rnd 9: With colour B, ch 1, sc in each of the first 10 sts, [*3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in the next 2 sts; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 18 sts, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 18 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, sc in each of the next 8 sts, join with a sl st in the first st.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, Hdc in the same st as joining, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 4 times, [ch 1, sk next st, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st, hdc3tog over the next 3 sts, hdc in the next st, ch 1, sk next st; rpt from * 10 times, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 10 times, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, hdc in next st], (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 9 times; Rpt steps in [ ] along other three sides, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 4 times, ch 1, sk next st, join with a sl st in first st.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 11 hdc and ch-1 sps, [*3 sc in the next ch-2 sp, sc in each of the next hdc and ch-1 sp, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in each of the next ch-1 sp and hdc; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 22 hdc and ch-1 sps, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 22 hdc and ch-1 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, sc in each of the next 13 sts, join with a sl st in the first st. Switch to colour A. Fasten off colour B.

Rnd 12: With colour A, ch 1, sc in each of the first 12 sts, [*3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in the next 2 sts; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 24 sts, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 24 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, sc in each of the next 12 sts, join with a sl st in the first st.

Rnd 13: Ch 1, Hdc in the same st as joining, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 5 times, [ch 1, sk next st, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st, hdc3tog over the next 3 sts, hdc in the next st, ch 1, sk next st; rpt from * 10 times, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 13 times, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, hdc in next st], (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 12 times; Rpt steps in [ ] along other three sides, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 6 times, ch 1, sk next st, join with a sl st in first st.

Rnd 14: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 13 hdc and ch-1 sps, [*3 sc in the next ch-2 sp, sc in each of the next hdc and ch-1 sp, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in each of the next ch-1 sp and hdc; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 28 hdc and ch-1 sps, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 28 hdc and ch-1 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, sc in each of the next 15 sts, join with a sl st in the first st. Switch to colour B. Fasten off colour A.

Rnd 15: With colour B, ch 1, sc in each of the first 14 sts, [*3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in the next 2 sts; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 30 sts, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 30 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, sc in each of the next 16 sts, join with a sl st in the first st.

Rnd 16: Ch 1, Hdc in the same st as joining, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 6 times, [ch 1, sk next st, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st, hdc3tog over the next 3 sts, hdc in the next st, ch 1, sk next st; rpt from * 10 times, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 16 times, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, hdc in next st], (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 15 times; Rpt steps in [ ] along other three sides, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 8 times, ch 1, sk next st, join with a sl st in first st.

Rnd 17: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 15 hdc and ch-1 sps, [*3 sc in the next ch-2 sp, sc in each of the next hdc and ch-1 sp, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in each of the next ch-1 sp and hdc; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 34 hdc and ch-1 sps, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 34 hdc and ch-1 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, sc in each of the next 19 sts, join with a sl st in the first st. Switch to colour A. Fasten off colour B.

Rnd 18: With colour A, ch 1, sc in each of the first 16 sts, [*3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in the next 2 sts; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 36 sts, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 36 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, sc in each of the next 20 sts, join with a sl st in the first st.

Rnd 19: Ch 1, Hdc in the same st as joining, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 7 times, [ch 1, sk next st, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st, hdc3tog over the next 3 sts, hdc in the next st, ch 1, sk next st; rpt from * 10 times, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 19 times, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, hdc in next st], (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 18 times; Rpt steps in [ ] along other three sides, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 10 times, ch 1, sk next st, join with a sl st in first st.

Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 17 hdc and ch-1 sps, [*3 sc in the next ch-2 sp, sc in each of the next hdc and ch-1 sp, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in each of the next ch-1 sp and hdc; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 40 hdc and ch-1 sps, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 40 hdc and ch-1 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, sc in each of the next 23 sts, join with a sl st in the first st. Switch to colour B. Fasten off colour A.

Rnd 21: With colour B, ch 1, sc in each of the first 18 sts, [*3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in the next 2 sts; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 42 sts, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 42 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, sc in each of the next 24 sts, join with a sl st in the first st.

Rnd 22: Ch 1, Hdc in the same st as joining, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 8 times, [ch 1, sk next st, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st, hdc3tog over the next 3 sts, hdc in the next st, ch 1, sk next st; rpt from * 10 times, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 22 times, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, hdc in next st], (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 21 times; Rpt steps in [ ] along other three sides, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 12 times, ch 1, sk next st, join with a sl st in first st.

Rnd 23: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 19 hdc and ch-1 sps, [*3 sc in the next ch-2 sp, sc in each of the next hdc and ch-1 sp, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in each of the next ch-1 sp and hdc; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 46 hdc and ch-1 sps, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 46 hdc and ch-1 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, sc in each of the next 27 sts, join with a sl st in the first st. Switch to colour A. Fasten off colour B.

Rnd 24: With colour A, ch 1, sc in each of the first 20 sts, [*3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in the next 2 sts; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 48 sts, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 48 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, sc in each of the next 28 sts, join with a sl st in the first st.

Rnd 25: Ch 1, Hdc in the same st as joining, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 9 times, [ch 1, sk next st, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st, hdc3tog over the next 3 sts, hdc in the next st, ch 1, sk next st; rpt from * 10 times, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 25 times, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, hdc in next st], (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 24 times; Rpt steps in [ ] along other three sides, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 14 times, ch 1, sk next st, join with a sl st in first st.

Rnd 26: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 21 hdc and ch-1 sps, [*3 sc in the next ch-2 sp, sc in each of the next hdc and ch-1 sp, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in each of the next ch-1 sp and hdc; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 52 hdc and ch-1 sps, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 52 hdc and ch-1 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, sc in each of the next 31 sts, join with a sl st in the first st. Switch to colour B. Fasten off colour A.

Rnd 27: With colour B, ch 1, sc in each of the first 22 sts, [*3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in the next 2 sts; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 54 sts, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 54 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, sc in each of the next 32 sts, join with a sl st in the first st.

Rnd 28: Ch 1, Hdc in the same st as joining, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 10 times, [ch 1, sk next st, *(hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next st, hdc3tog over the next 3 sts, hdc in the next st, ch 1, sk next st; rpt from * 10 times, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 28 times, (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the next st, hdc in next st], (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 27 times; Rpt steps in [ ] along other three sides, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in the next st) 16 times, ch 1, sk next st, join with a sl st in first st.

Rnd 29: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 23 hdc and ch-1 sps, [*3 sc in the next ch-2 sp, sc in each of the next hdc and ch-1 sp, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in each of the next ch-1 sp and hdc; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 58 hdc and ch-1 sps, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 58 hdc and ch-1 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, sc in each of the next 35 sts, join with a sl st in the first st. Switch to colour A. Fasten off colour B.

Rnd 30: With Colour A, ch 1, sc in each of the first 24 sts, [*3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in the next 2 sts; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 60 sts, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 60 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, sc in each of the next 36 sts, join with a sl st in the first st.

Rnd 31: Ch 1, hdc in each of the first 25 sts, [*3 hdc in the next st, hdc in each of the next 2 sts, hdc3tog over the next 3 sts, hdc in the next 2 sts; rpt from * 10 times, 3 hdc in the next st, hdc in each of the next 62 sts, 3 hdc in the next st], hdc in the next 62 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, hdc in each of the next 37 sts, join with a sl st in the first st.

Rnd 32: Ch 1, sc in each of the first 27 sts, [*3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc3tog over the next 3 sts, sc in the next 2 sts; rpt from * 10 times, 3 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 64 sts, 3 sc in the next st], sc in the next 64 sts; Rpt steps in [ ] around the other three sides, sc in each of the next 37 sts, join with a sl st in the first st. (892 sts)
Fasten off and weave in ends. Block if desired.

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